Valerian Valens Follis of Alexandria
Modern fake of RIC Alexandria 19.
Valerian Valens. AE follis. AD 316-317. Alexandria mint.
IMP C AVR VAL VALENS PF AVG, laureate head right.
IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
K in left field, wreath over X over A in right field.
RIC VII Alexandria 19.
What to watch for:
1. The wreath ties on the genuine coin are hanging vertically.
2. The eagle on the reverse of the genuine type has a smaller wreath.
3. On the fake, the eagle looks like a swan with its head and neck left.
4. On the fake, the laurel leaves on the obverse are larger than on the genuine item.
See a genuine coin here:
and unlisted officina B: